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VIDEO: Awkward landing for Woody Woodpecker balloon

A viewer has sent us this footage of one of the hot air balloons having a difficult landing in Bristol. Tim Pike was watching the Bristol Balloon Fiesta mass ascent last night on Durdham Downs when he saw the Woody Woodpecker balloon on a very low approach.

Tim says it nearly hit an ice cream van, people and cars but no one was hurt.


Half a million turn out for Balloon Fiesta

Five of the seven planned mass ascents were able to go ahead Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Around half a million people turned out for this year's Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Organisers say they are delighted with the success of the event. Despite high winds on Saturday and some damp weather five of the seven mass ascents went ahead.


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